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  • CNN to Cover Floating Sewer Arrival Live (On now - Triumph being pulled into Mobile, Alabama)

    02/14/2013 4:02:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/14/13 | The Maha
    RUSH: Now, the poor Carnival Cruise Line. They've got the cruise ship out there that's lost all power. Apparently it is a floating sewer. It's a floating pigsty. I'm sorry, I just can't help it. The media is focusing on this ship. They've actually been focused on it for the last three days as it has been drifting aimlessly out there in the Gulf of Mexico. But now it's got a tow. They're towing the thing and it's heading to Alabama. CNN is gonna anchor the arrival of the sewer, the floating sewer live tonight. Erin Burnett at seven o'clock...
  • Stem cells in Texas: Cowboy culture

    02/14/2013 4:01:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 13 February 2013 | David Cyranoski
    By offering unproven therapies, a Texas biotechnology firm has sparked a bitter debate about how stem cells should be regulated. Ann McFarlane is losing faith. In the first half of 2012, the Houston resident received four infusions of adult stem cells grown from her own fat. McFarlane has multiple sclerosis (MS), and had heard that others with the inflammatory disease had experienced improvements in mobility and balance after treatment. The infusions — which have cost her about US$32,000 so far — didn't help, but she knew that there were no guarantees. It is McFarlane's experience with Celltex Therapeutics, the company...
  • Who is Mentally Ill?

    02/14/2013 4:00:25 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 23 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | February 8, 2013 | Wendy McElroy
    The current push toward gun control is being presented in a particularly dangerous and dishonest manner. It is being framed in terms of mental health and packaged in a way that almost guarantees victory for the advocates of control. The debating point proffered is, “How do we keep guns away from the mentally ill?” Thus far, President Obama’s answer has been vague and administrative enough to avoid the need for Congressional approval. (snip) State-controlled psychiatry is a terrifying weapon, especially when it is used to determine who has rights. Every individual should be able to be eccentric, different, and even...
  • Violence Against Christians Causes Tens of Thousands to Flee Amid Syrian Civil War

    02/14/2013 3:58:38 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 14, 2013
    Violence against Syria’s centuries-old Christian community from the government as well as Islamic radicals in the rebellion of the Syrian civil war is driving thousands of those Christians from their homes, with many fleeing to their ancient homeland in neighboring Turkey, the New York Times reported. Syriac Christians make up one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. First established by the Jesus’s Apostle St. Peter in Antioch, the Church uses the world’s oldest liturgy—the Liturgy of St. James—and many adherents still speak Aramaic, the ancient Semitic language that was believed to be spoken by Jesus and his followers....
  • Obama says his is ‘most transparent administration' ever (Blatant lie)

    02/14/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama on Thursday hailed his administration for its transparency. “This is the most transparent administration in history,” Obama said during a Google Plus “Fireside” Hangout. “I can document that this is the case,” he continued. “Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record. Every law we pass and every rule we implement we put online for everyone to see.” The president said this holds true even on the issue of Benghazi, a controversy which he said was “driven by campaign” year politics and one that Congressional Republicans were clinging to even though...
  • Dorner, Folk Hero of the Left

    02/14/2013 3:55:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Dorner, Folk Hero of the LeftPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 14, 2013 @ 7:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 30 Comments Nobody loves cop killers more than left-wingers do.The grotesque outpouring of love for cop killer Chris Dorner, an ex-cop now presumed dead in a fiery shootout at Big Bear Lake, California, should make all sane Americans fear for the future of their country.Dorner is suspected of killing at least one police officer and two others. He allegedly gunned down 28-year-old Monica Quan and her husband-to-be 27-year-old Keith Lawrence outside their home. Quan’s...
  • Obama Fires 20,000 Marines, But Sends $700 Million to Palestinian Terrorists

    02/14/2013 3:51:33 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    I recall Obama talking a lot about “Nation-Building at Home” instead of abroad, but like every other word that comes out of his mouth, that was another lie. While Barack Hussein Obama is firing 20,000 Marines as part of his massive purge of the United States military to “save money”, he’s also fighting to send $700 million to the terrorists of the Palestinian Authority. On Feb 8th, Obama issued yet another waiver for Palestinian Authority aid, claiming that sending money to the corrupt undemocratic terrorist kleptocracy that refuses to negotiate a peaceful solution was “important to the national security interests...
  • A Way for Your Voice to be Heard (Illinois Gun Owners - Game On!)

    02/14/2013 3:37:47 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 9 replies
    IllinoisCarry ^ | 2-13-2013 | Molly B.
    A Way for Your Voice to be Heard at Speaker Madigan's Public Hearings on Proposed Right to Carry and Other Gun Issues. Public Invited to Speak and/or File Witness Slips Speaker Mike Madigan has called for two public hearings for Illinois residents to voice their support or opposition to proposed Right to Carry legislation. This is an opportunity to speak out against a Chicago-style carry law and in support of a fair and reasonable law. It is also an opportunity to speak against firearm and magazine bans and other firearm related issues. Please plan to attend one of these meetings...
  • Fox News adds Scott Brown to join Dennis Kucinich – Will Mitt Romney be next?

    02/14/2013 3:37:20 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Ed Farnan
    Where do failed politicians go after they’ve been rejected by their electorate? It seems Fox News is their new destination. To help ratings, Fox has been shifting the face of its commentators steadily more to the left in order to keep it more “fair and balanced.” Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, lost his gerrymandered district in Ohio and had to try a stab at a re-gerrymandered constituency that would never elect him. The far left, camera whore/congressman, was said to have his eye on a new congress gig representing Washington state, but his magic carpetbagger ride was interrupted by lagging poll...
  • Bangor newspaper's record requests cause uproar among gun owners

    02/14/2013 3:34:30 PM PST · by armymarinemom · 15 replies
    Morning Sentinal ^ | 2/14/2013 | Michael Shepherd
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  • Food Fight Turns Into Melee At Mpls. South High

    02/14/2013 3:31:05 PM PST · by BBell · 24 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | February 14, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A number of police cars responded to Minneapolis South High School Thursday after an alleged food fight escalated into a melee involving 200 to 300 students. The school posted a note on its website stating the high school was placed on a precautionary code yellow lockdown due to “a food fight that escalated into a physical fight.”Sgt. William Palmer, of the Minneapolis Police Department, said no weapons were involved in the incidents. However, four people were taken to the hospital following the melee. Those taken to the hospital were a school staff member, who was hit in...
  • Senate Republicans block vote on Hagel nomination

    02/14/2013 3:30:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/14/2013 | Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe
    Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense on Thursday, launching an unprecedented filibuster and a severe rebuke to the White House. Falling one vote shy of the 60 needed to move forward on the nomination, the Hagel filibuster brought stark condemnations from President Obama and Senate Democrats for its precedent-setting nature -- the first time a defense secretary nominee had been filibustered. The setback came during what many believe is a critical period for the Pentagon as it winds down troops from Afghanistan and implements costly budget cuts. It was also a hard slap...
  • The Campaigner-in-Chief's Dishonest Tweets

    02/14/2013 3:22:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    p>BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'll give you another example of how Obama is never governing -- never governing, always campaigning, always fighting those powerful forces. His policies don't have any relationship whatsoever to the problem is. He's just trying to fix everything. Nothing that he's doing has any relationship to what's happening. That's how the low-information voters see it. I'm telling you, folks, after the State of the Union, Sean Hannity put together a Frank Luntz focus group in Santa Monica, California. He found a bunch of Romney voters who are essentially saying exactly to you what I'm saying today. They...
  • Condom Delivery on Campus (video)

    02/14/2013 3:20:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    A college student in New Jersey is delivering condoms on campus to promote responsibility among his peers, and to turn a profit. He started the business last year, and hopes to expand to nearby campuses.
  • Occupy LA Claims Dorner ‘Assassinated For Trying To Expose LAPD Corruption’

    02/14/2013 3:20:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles chapter of a nationwide anti-Wall Street social movement has taken to social media in support of quadruple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner. The Facebook page for Occupy Los Angeles several photos in support of Dorner after a manhunt that ended in a dramatic standoff at a cabin near Big Bear Lake. Dorner’s California driver’s license was found near human remains that police believe to be Dorner. Occupy L.A. posted a now-familiar photo of Dorner in military fatigues with the caption, “Rest In Power Chris Dorner: Assassinated by the Police for Trying to Expose LAPD...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: I'm a "Freed Slave"

    02/14/2013 3:01:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Do you know there is a freed slave serving in Congress? Grab audio sound bite number seven. Yep. There is a freed slave serving in the US House right now. A freed, f-r-e-e-d, slave is serving right now in the House of Representatives. Just to show you that slavery is still alive and kicking, we have a freed slave. (interruption) Well, you say it's impossible? Listen. Here is a portion of remarks made by the freed slave currently serving in the House of Representatives -- it happened yesterday -- on the House floor. LEE: We are at...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 14, 2013

    02/14/2013 2:57:18 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 14, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Canada to extend air transport for French forces in Mali

    02/14/2013 2:48:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    CP24 ^ | February 14, 2013
    OTTAWA -- Defence Minister Peter MacKay says a heavy-lift Canadian air force transport plane will continue to assist French forces in Mali for another month. The commitment involving the C-17 Globemaster, which has been shuttling war material, vehicles and troops between France and the Malian capital of Bamako, was set to expire Friday. MacKay confirmed the extension outside of the House of Commons on Thursday following question period. The request for the additional flights came through military channels a few days ago, but MacKay says the Conservative government wanted to consider how it would impact Canadian operations before giving it...
  • US legal scholar Ronald Dworkin dies in UK at 81

    02/14/2013 2:34:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    AP via The Miami Herald ^ | February 14, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    American philosopher and constitutional law expert Ronald Dworkin, a liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, has died at the age of 81. His family said Dworkin died of leukemia in London early Thursday.
  • Obama Akin to Nixon, Bush, 'They're War Criminals,' Vents Cornel West

    02/14/2013 2:33:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jack Coleman
    That's right -- not just Nixon ... Nixon and Bush. Can vilification from the left get much worse than that? Cornel West continues to demonstrate why parents might want to think better of sending their children to Princeton, where West purportedly teaches when he isn't gushing over hip-hop and engaging in arcane rants over the airwaves. (audio clip after page break) On his most recent radio show with co-host Tavis Smiley, West condemned President Obama's legal justification for drone killings of Americans suspected of involvement with al Qaeda, saying Obama had become no different than George W. Bush and Richard...